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And finally… blowin’ in the wind

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Maccabi Haifa v Dynamo Kiev isn’t a regular fixture on football’s calendar so the odds on it producing one of the year’s strangest moments must be pretty long. But produce it did. During a training match between the two clubs Maccabi Haifa goalkeeper Assaf Mendes manages to score a truly freakish own goal.

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And finally… Skipping

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And finally… de-carbonated

Chelsea winger Pedro scored a delightful little goal against an Austrian side owned by a large soft drink brand in a largely meaningless pre-season friendly tournament this week.

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